White House Fires First Black Woman To Hold Chief Usher Position

The White House has fired the chief usher.

Angella Reid, the first woman and second African-American to hold the position, was told Friday morning that she had been sacked without offering an explanation, according to Washington Post reported.

Reid was appointed in 2011 by President Obama.

Reid was only the third usher to be booted in more than a century — and the first since then-first lady Hillary Clinton kicked an usher in 1994 for supposed disloyalty.

White House ushers are on duty 24/7, taking care of the first family’s needs and overseeing the staff, including chefs, florists, maids, butlers, chefs, carpenters and other workers who take care of the presidential residence.

The chief usher in particular works closely with the president and his family.

Reid had replaced the first African-American chief usher, Adm. Stephen W. Rochon, after he took a job at the Department of Homeland Security.

Ushers generally serve long terms in the White House, and there have been just nine since 1900.

 

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